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REVIEW
M Rodacki, R M Carvalho, L Zajdenverg
Despite the therapeutic advances in the treatment of diabetes, metabolic control instability due to glycemic variability (GV) is frequently observed in patients with diabetes on intensive insulin therapy and is associated with hyperglycemic peaks and hypoglycemic episodes. Hyperglycemia associated with GV has been implicated in the development of chronic complications due to its pro-oxidative consequences. On the other hand, hypoglycemia can be associated with increased cardiovascular risk secondarily to adrenergic activation...
June 30, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915969/hyperglycemia-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-is-it-time-to-re-evaluate-our-understanding
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Rwoof Reshi, Chris Streib, Mustapha Ezzeddine, Michelle Biros, Benjamin Miller, Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, David Anderson, Agnieszka Ardelt
Among 700,000 new and recurrent ischemic stroke patients per year, forty percent are hyperglycemic on admission. In-vitro, hyperglycemia is toxic to neurons. Acute ischemic stroke patients who are hyperglycemic on admission experience higher morbidity and mortality. Results of multiple trials have provided no evidence supporting benefit in achieving normoglycemia. On the contrary, there is some evidence that tight glycemic control in acute brain injury is associated with poor outcome. Current consensus derived guidelines from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommend an upper limit of blood glucose of 140-180mg/dl, as there is no evidence to support strict control...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914437/salutary-potential-of-ethanolic-extract-of-avocado-fruit-on-anomalous-carbohydrate-metabolic-key-enzymes-in-hepatic-and-renal-tissues-of-hyperglycaemic-albino-rats
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U S Mahadeva Rao
OBJECTIVE: To assess the beneficial potential of ethanolic extract of avocado fruit on abnormal carbohydrate metabolic key enzymes in hepatic and renal tissues in streptozotocin (STZ) induced hyperglycemic albino rats. METHODS: Twenty-four male albino rats were randomly divided into four groups with six in each group by simple random sampling method. Group 1 as control rats; Group 2 as STZ induced diabetic rats; Group 3 as diabetic rats treated with avocado fruit extract (AFE), 300 mg/kg as aqueous suspension orally for 30 days; Group 4 as diabetic rats treated with gliclazide (5 mg/kg) in aqueous solution orally for 30 days...
September 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912356/biomarkers-of-disease-can-be-detected-in-mice-as-early-as-4-weeks-after-initiation-of-exposure-to-third-hand-smoke-levels-equivalent-to-those-found-in-homes-of-smokers
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Neema Adhami, Yuxin Chen, Manuela Martins-Green
Third-hand smoke (THS) is a newly discovered environmental health hazard that results from accumulation and aging of second-hand smoke (SHS) toxins on surfaces where smoking has occurred. Our objective was to determine whether there is a time-dependent effect of THS exposure on health. Using an in vivo exposure mouse system that mimics exposure of humans to THS, we investigated its effects on biomarkers found in serum, and in liver and brain tissues. Mice were exposed to THS for 1, 2, 4, or 6 months and brain, liver, and serum were collected...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904060/early-exposure-to-a-high-fat-high-sugar-diet-increases-the-mammary-stem-cell-compartment-and-mammary-tumor-risk-in-female-mice
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Isabel U Lambertz, Linjie Luo, Thomas R Berton, Scott L Schwartz, Stephen D Hursting, Claudio J Conti, Robin Fuchs-Young
Obesity and alterations in metabolic programming from early diet exposures can affect the propensity to disease in later life. Through dietary manipulation, developing mouse pups were exposed to a hyperinsulinemic, hyperglycemic milieu during three developmental phases: gestation, lactation and post-weaning. Analyses showed that a post-weaning high fat/high sugar (HF/HS) diet had the main negative effect on adult body weight, glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. However, dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced carcinogenesis revealed that animals born to a mother fed a HF/HS gestation diet, nursed by a mother on a mildly diet-restricted, low fat/low sugar diet (DR) and weaned onto a HF/HS diet (HF/DR/HF) had the highest mammary tumor incidence, while HF/HF/DR had the lowest tumor incidence...
September 13, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902283/new-perspectives-on-the-nutritional-factors-influencing-growth-rate-of-candida-albicans-in-diabetics-an-in-vitro-study
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Adrian Man, Cristina Nicoleta Ciurea, Dan Pasaroiu, Ana-Ioana Savin, Felicia Toma, Floredana Sular, Luigi Santacroce, Anca Mare
BACKGROUND: The link between Candida albicans and diabetes mellitus is well-acknowledged, but incompletely elucidated. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to assess the growth rate of C. albicans (CA) in the presence of different concentrations of glucose and fructose, two of the main pathophysiologic and nutritionally relevant sugars in diabetic patients, in order to obtain a better understanding of the nutrient acquisition strategy and its possible relation to the hyperglycemic status of diabetic patients...
September 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899812/the-starving-brain-overfed-meets-undernourished-in-the-pathology-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci-and-alzheimer-s-disease-ad
#7
REVIEW
Kelly J Gibas
Type II Diabetes affects 400 million people worldwide (IDF, 2013). The pathology is paradoxical: internal starvation activated by overfeeding. Hyperinsulinemic impairments of glucose homeostasis are treated with anti-hyperglycemics exacerbating cell starvation, inducing hypoglycemia and raising respiratory quotient. Reductions in hyperglycemia are achieved at the expense of glucose dependency and metabolic inflexibility (Gibas & Gibas, 2017). The brain is not immune from these cycles of starvation. The bioenergetic model characterizes propagation of late-onset, sporadic Alzheimer's disease as loss of molecular fidelity and compromised energy originating in brain networks with highest metabolic demand...
September 9, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899347/case-report-of-hyperglycemic-nonketotic-chorea-with-rapid-radiological-resolution
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H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Sunethra Senanayake
BACKGROUND: Hemichorea is a rare manifestation of nonketotic hyperglycemia that usually affects elderly Asian women with poor glycemic control. Non-contrast computerized Tomography and T1- weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging shows characteristic hyperintense basal ganglia lesions. CASE PRESENTATION: A Fifty-seven year old Sri Lankan female presented with a two-day history of right upper limb chorea. She had been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus one year ago, but was not on any treatment and did not have any micro vascular or macro vascular complications...
September 12, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895067/a-gc-ms-untargeted-metabolomics-analysis-in-the-plasma-and-liver-of-rats-lacking-dipeptidyl-peptidase-type-iv-enzyme-activity
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Antonio Murgia, Pierluigi Caboni, Erika Cadoni, Monica Serra, Fabio Marongiu, Ezio Laconi
This study was achieved with the aim to find metabolic changes between Fischer rats with different dipeptidyl peptidase-type 4 (DPPIV) expression. The DPPIV is an enzyme expressed in several tissues and is critically involved in the regulation of meal-related insulin secretion in healthy individuals. The metabolic consequences of chronic DPPIV inhibition were analyzed in a surrogate animal model of genetic enzyme deficiency. Hyphenated gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and multivariate data analysis techniques were used to study the metabolic aqueous fraction profile of 18 plasma and liver samples in two syngeneic rat strains differing in DPPIV activity (DPPIV(+) vs...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894636/fournier-s-gangrene-a-review-and-outcome-comparison-from-2009-to-2016
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REVIEW
Mark Ferretti, Akhil A Saji, John Phillips
Objective: The outcome of Fournier's gangrene (FG) may be affected by comorbidities, demographics, and choice of treatment modality. We sought to evaluate our institution's management protocol of FG measured by mortality rate (MR) and length of hospital stay (LHS) in a retrospective cohort study. Approach: A database of 20 FG cases at our institution throughout the 2009-2016 study period was assembled by a retrospective review of medical records. A Fournier's Gangrene Severity Index Score (FGSIS) was calculated for each case...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893643/neuropeptide-discovery-in-proasellus-cavaticus-prediction-of-the-first-large-scale-peptidome-for-a-member-of-the-isopoda-using-a-publicly-accessible-transcriptome
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Andrew E Christie
In silico transcriptome mining is one of the most effective methods for neuropeptide discovery in crustaceans, particularly for species that are small, rare or from geographically inaccessible habitats that make obtaining the large pools of tissue needed for other peptide discovery platforms impractical. Via this approach, large peptidomes have recently been described for members of many of the higher crustacean taxa, one notable exception being the Isopoda; no peptidome has been predicted for any member of this malacostracan order...
September 8, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893413/fish-oil-emulsion-supplementation-might-improve-quality-of-life-of-diabetic-patients-due-to-its-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-properties
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Lucia Laubertová, Katarína Koňariková, Helena Gbelcová, Zdeňka Ďuračková, Jana Muchová, Iveta Garaiova, Ingrid Žitňanová
Diabetes-related complications, including cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy, are a significant cause of increased morbidity and mortality among people with diabetes. Previous studies have confirmed that hyperglycemia has pro-oxidative and proinflammatory properties which cause diabetic complications. We hypothesized that supplementation of fish oil emulsion (FOE), rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, to diabetic patients might reduce hyperglycemia-induced pathological changes due to specific properties of FOE...
August 3, 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887312/increased-lipolysis-diminished-adipose-tissue-insulin-sensitivity-and-impaired-%C3%AE-cell-function-relative-to-adipose-tissue-insulin-sensitivity-in-obese-youth-with-impaired-glucose-tolerance-igt
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Joon Young Kim, Alexis Nasr, Hala Tfayli, Fida Bacha, Sara F Michaliszyn, Silva Arslanian
Despite evidence of insulin resistance and β-cell dysfunction in glucose metabolism in youth with prediabetes, the relationship between adipose tissue insulin sensitivity (ATIS) and β-cell function remains unknown. We investigated whole-body lipolysis, ATIS and β-cell function relative to ATIS [adipose disposition index (DI)] in obese youth with IGT vs. normal glucose tolerance (NGT). Whole-body lipolysis (glycerol appearance rate [GlyRa] ([(2)H5]glycerol at baseline and during a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp)), lipid oxidation (indirect calorimetry), insulin secretion (2-hr hyperglycemic clamp), and body composition (DEXA) were examined...
September 8, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874244/the-interplay-between-fasting-glucose-echocardiography-and-biomarkers-pathophysiological-considerations-and-prognostic-implications
#14
Manan Pareek
BACKGROUND: Traditional cardiovascular risk stratification tools that employ clinical risk factors are limited by their modest discriminative abilities. As such, robust cardiovascular risk assessment, including our understanding of the complex interplay between risk factors, in the primary preventive setting, remains incomplete. Phenotypical heterogeneity may be even greater among subjects with hyperglycemic conditions, i.e., prediabetes and diabetes, which is worrisome, given the dramatic global rise in mean fasting glucose levels, and the strong association with adverse cardiovascular outcomes...
September 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872683/phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-potential-of-cassia-absus-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Saeed Ahmad, Ayesha Hassan, Waheed Mumtaz Abbasi, Tayyeba Rehman
OBJECTIVES: Cassia absus is a plant of the family fabaceae with Ayurvedic ethnomedical records. It is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, cough, conjunctivitis, leucoderma, renal and hepatic diseases, constipation, tumors, venereal ulcer, headache, hemorrhoids and wound healing. Preliminary in vitro and in vivo studies have provided valuable scientific evidence for its use. This review aims to summarize reported pharmacognosy, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological potential of C...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867097/nutritional-composition-in-relation-to-glycemic-potential-of-popular-indian-rice-varieties
#16
V S S Prasad, A Hymavathi, V Ravindra Babu, T Longvah
Diabetes, a chronic hyperglycemic disorder, is a public health concern in India. High glycemic carbohydrate foods are linked to higher risk of diabetes. The chemical composition and in vivo glycemic potential of popular Indian rice varieties namely Jaya, Lalat, NDR-97, PR-113, Salivahana, Sasyasree, Savithri, Tellahamsa, Triguna, Varalu and one hybrid DRRH-3, having wide agronomical and grain morphological features were studied. Nutrient composition varied prominently among different varieties. Resistant starch (RS) content (2...
January 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863979/computer-simulation-model-to-train-medical-personnel-on-glucose-clamp-procedures
#17
Pooya Maghoul, Benoit Boulet, Annie Tardif, Ahmad Haidar
OBJECTIVE: A glucose clamp procedure is the most reliable way to quantify insulin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, but skilled and trained research personnel are required to frequently adjust the glucose infusion rate. A computer environment that simulates glucose clamp experiments can be used for efficient personnel training and development and testing of algorithms for automated glucose clamps. METHODS: We built 17 virtual healthy subjects (mean age, 25±6 years; mean body mass index, 22...
August 29, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862678/rosemary-extract-as-a-potential-anti-hyperglycemic-agent-current-evidence-and-future-perspectives
#18
REVIEW
Madina Naimi, Filip Vlavcheski, Hesham Shamshoum, Evangelia Tsiani
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a disease on the rise and with huge economic burden to health care systems around the globe, results from defects in insulin action (termed insulin resistance) combined with impaired insulin secretion. Current methods of prevention and treatments for insulin resistance and T2DM are lacking in number and efficacy and, therefore, there is a need for new preventative measures and targeted therapies. In recent years, chemicals found in plants/herbs have attracted attention for their use as functional foods or nutraceuticals for preventing and treating insulin resistance and T2DM...
September 1, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861277/long-read-reference-genome-free-reconstruction-of-a-full-length-transcriptome-from-astragalus-membranaceus-reveals-transcript-variants-involved-in-bioactive-compound-biosynthesis
#19
Jun Li, Yuka Harata-Lee, Matthew D Denton, Qianjin Feng, Judith R Rathjen, Zhipeng Qu, David L Adelson
Astragalus membranaceus, also known as Huangqi in China, is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine formulations from Astragalus membranaceus have been used to treat a wide range of illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, nephritis and cancers. Pharmacological studies have shown that immunomodulating, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral activities exist in the extract of Astragalus membranaceus...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859934/acacia-nilotica-leaf-improves-insulin-resistance-and-hyperglycemia-associated-acute-hepatic-injury-and-nephrotoxicity-by-improving-systemic-antioxidant-status-in-diabetic-mice
#20
Manas Ranjan Saha, Priyankar Dey, Indrani Sarkar, Dilip De Sarker, Biswajit Haldar, Tapas Kumar Chaudhuri, Arnab Sen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Acacia nilotica (L.) Delile is used as a traditional anti-diabetic remedy in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria and is mentioned in Ayurveda as well. AIM: The objective of the study was to evaluate the ethnomedicinal claim of A. nilotica leaf (ANL) extract for its efficiency in ameliorating diabetic complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ANL was orally administrated (50 and 200mg/kg) to alloxanized mice (blood glucose > 200mg/dL) for 20d...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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